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The Things We are Made Of

By Brooke Landry

"The Things We are Made Of" is made of graphite and ink sketched and drawn on artists' paper; however, these lines represent the mental and physical histories that structure who we are today. The dancer serves as the visual framework to how achieving god-like and beautiful form requires layers and layers of supports, buildings, and structures to keep her strong. I needed architecture and mathematics to create each line. The juxtaposition between her elegant, graceful form, and the sharp lines and mechanical patterns inside her illustrate how interdisciplinary learning and experience give power to art no matter how contradictory it may seem (and vice versa). 


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